Success Stories

U21 'A Challenge Like No Other'

Universitas 21 Global Ingenuity Challenge 2018

“It was exciting to see participants of Universitas 21 delivering creative solutions to real world problems across a range of different fields.”  – George Smith, Second Year Geography student, University of Nottingham (UK)

GIC is a challenge like no other.  Business experience or not (the latter in my case), the project throws you into an international competition which is completed a mere two weeks after it starts.  The only requirements are to engage to commit to ten hours of work and produce a three minute video presentation – easy!

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My year on exchange in Edinburgh

Kimberly Humphries

I can honestly say that taking part in the University of Auckland student exchange programme was one of the best experiences of my life. I spent a year studying at the University of Edinburgh during which time, I made many lifelong friends, got to experience living in an amazing city, as well as enjoying a challenging but very interesting 3rd year academic programme taught by world-class lecturers.

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Winner of the U21 3MT® 2017

Dr Sammy Ramsey, Winner of the U21 3MT® competition 2017

I would characterize this experience as challenging but in the best way possible. Ph.D. programs teach us complex technical terms and opaque jargon. Reliance on them can make our entire field inaccessible to the people most in need of our insight. Being forced to explain your work simply, forces you to approach it differently; to understand it better.

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Lasting impact: Global Ingenuity Challenge 2017

The submissions to the Global Ingenuity Challenge 2017 were of such a high standard that the winning teams, from the University of Amsterdam and the University of Nottingham, are both receiving additional support from their universities to implement their ideas. 

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